• About Majorca

    Since the sixties Majorca has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world suitable for all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. It offers a wide range of attractions, some spectacular scenery and beaches, lively nightlife and a great choice of accommodation.

    You tend to find the more lively resorts on the south coast which are geared towards nightlife.

    If the up-tempo resorts in the south are not to your liking then the north coast, including the resort of Alcudia, offers an alternative.

  • Resort Recommendations

    Key Majorca Resorts (with transfer times from airport in minutes)


    Nice beach with fine sand. Lots of developments. North East location and Majorcas longest beach (7km). Lively but not too crazy. A good choice for a family holiday. 90 mins.


    Lively with lots of bars, restaurants. 20 mins.

    Can Pastilla

    Quietish with nice beach and local marina. Good family retreat. 10 mins.

    Cala D Or

    Smart resort on eastern coast. Overlooked by pine forests. Suit families. 60 mins.

    Cala San Vicente

    Northern end, a modern resort with relaxed nightlife. Suits families. 60 mins.


    Magaluf is a bustling resort with a strong British presence. Beautiful beach. Very lively and developed. 45 mins.


    Capital at western location. A very lively cosmopolitan town with plenty to do and see. Stunning architecture. 15 mins.

    Palma Nova

    Beautiful and quiet. Nice beach. 45 mins.

    Porto Cristo

    Bustling small-town resort popular with families and couples. 70 mins.

    Playa de Palma

    Lively, great beach. Good location for exploring island. 15 mins.

    Puerto Pollensa

    Peaceful with sheltered bay and marina beneath nice mountain landscapes. Suits all ages. 75 mins.

  • Attractions

    Majorca has numerous visitor attractions which are not to be missed and suitable for all ages. Here are a few highlights:

    Abaco, Palma

    Ideal location for a fun night out. The combination of Church-like interior and hilarious fruit theme decorations makes this bar worth a look.

    Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver), Palma

    Stunning castle fort. The castle was built by Majorcan King James II in the 14th Century. Also houses a museum.

    Marineland Majorca, Calvia

    This marine centre features dolphin and sea lions as well as exotic birds, a childrens park and beach. To be found at Portals Nous on the South coast.

    Serra de Tramuntana, Majorca

    An old railway is the ideal way to see these stunning jagged peaks. This limestone mountain range stretches over the North West coast.

  • History

    Mallorca has been inhabited since 6000-4000 BC and there are many ancient sites and antiquities revealing this ancient past. The island was occupied by the Carthaginians and the Vandals and the rule of the Byzantine Empire is also evident in Mallorca.

    The island is awash with both Christian and Muslim historical sites, its location betwixt Africa and Europe ensuring its varied history and influences. The Carthagenians ruled the island until 123 BC when it became a Roman colony. After invasion by the Vandals and Goths, the Moors ruled for 300 years. Christianity arrived with the Crusaders in 1229 and in 1230 the island was declared a Christian Kingdom.

    Majorcas history is one of a great trading port and the island contains numerous fortifications built to protect it from invading armies and pirates. In the 15th century Majorca became part of Spain.

  • Did You Know?

    Majorca, or Mallorca, is the largest of the Balearic Islands.